Packing List & Preparation

Packing List – Planning & Preparation

International travel can be a great experience but you may also be anxious, especially when you’re helping a child or teen prepare for a school trip. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, it’s important to make sure that all who are going know how to prepare for an international travel tour. For this reason, we have put together this helpful guide.


Make Sure Your Passport is Valid

Your passport must be valid for six months from the date of travel. You should also make sure that your passport has the required amount of blank pages available for the destination country’s stamps.


What Should I Bring?


International Travel Packing Tips

Don’t wait until the last minute
Packing for an international trip is stressful enough. Waiting to the last minute only increases your chances of leaving something you need behind or overpacking with unnecessary clutter. For the least amount of stress before and during your travel, it’s best to start packing in advance.

Choose your clothes carefully
While you might want to get new clothes for your travels, we advise that you actually bring clothes that you are sure are comfortable and fit well, and we also recommend bringing cardigans, sweaters, and other layering clothing so that you can adapt easily to changing temperatures.

Pack in layers
If you are bringing a carry-on bag (which we highly recommend), make sure that any electronic and medications are close to the surface layer of this bag so that they can be easily removed and inspected without delaying you or other travellers

Separate medications and medical equipment
You should pack medications separately from your other luggage, preferably in another clear plastic bag, and make sure each medication is in its original container and has its prescription label so that the customs and airport security staff can verify them easily.

Keep any valuables in your carry-on luggage
You have more control over your carry-on luggage, so it’s better to keep your valuables in your carry-on as opposed to your checked bag, though we recommend limiting the number of valuables you bring.